What is UTIP? The Union Training and Innovation Program is a federal cost-sharing initiative to increase investment in training equipment and materials for higher quality training, leading to a more skilled and productive trades workforce. UTIP is also intended to improve the participation and success of key groups in trades training and careers including women, Indigenous People and newcomers to Canada.
The Sheet Metal Industry Training Board was successful in submitting a proposal and received over $400K in government cost-sharing funding for this 5-year project. SMITB is purchasing new equipment for the SMWTCS including a Mobile Elevated Work Platform simulator, new virtual reality/augmented welding technology and will be offering new Fan Service Specialty Training in 2020.
Watch for upcoming opportunities to participate in the UTIP Project including questionnaires and surveys, Focus Groups (Sheet Metal Workers & Contractors) and Advisory Groups (Women, Indigenous, Newcomers). Join us at the official launch on Sept 20th! For more information visit us at smwtcs.ca/UTIP
• Purchase new Equipment and Technology to Prepare a Skilled Workforce
• Increase representation of Key Groups to Build an Inclusive Workforce
• Build Broad-Based Partnerships to Influence Change in Sheet Metal Industry
• Assess Result Measurement Indicators
Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Union Training and Innovation Program